World of Warcraft fans are found complaining about WOW error 132. They can able to play the game for 20-30 minutes and then the following error appears:
Error 132: “This application has encountered a critical error.”
There are several approaches to stop this error. This article deals with its causes and solutions which are easy and quick.
- Clear WOW Cache
- Properly Adjust the Firewall Settings
- Close Non-Critical Applications
- Uninstall and Reinstall WOW
- Launch OpenGL Mode
- Repair your Registry
Clear WOW Cache
If the problem is associated with the files stored in the World of Warcraft cache folder, then just clearing the cache helps. First close the game if it is already running and do the following steps:
- Double click My Computer icon on your desktop.
- Open C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft 2\Cache
- Press Alt key, select Edit | Select All.
- Press Delete key of your keyboard and move these files to the Recycle Bin.
Properly Adjust the Firewall Settings
The firewall settings may be denying network connections made or processes executed by World of Warcraft. Adjust them properly to resolve WOW error 132. The steps depend on the firewall software you use. Refer to its help and support manual for more information.
Close Non-Critical Applications
If there are too many applications running at the same time you play WOW, then internal memory issues can arise. Close most of them to enable the game getting more memory and fix WOW error 132.
Uninstall and Reinstall WOW
Problems with the installation files should also be analyzed. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling the game to get your problem fixed.
- Click Start, select Run.
- Type AppWiz.cpl in the Open box and press ENTER.
- Select World of Warcraft from the list of installed programs. Click Uninstall option.
- Follow the procedure till the wizard is completed. Then restart your system.
- Insert the installation media, double click SETUP.EXE or INSTALL.EXE. Follow the wizard.
Launch OpenGL Mode
In OpenGL Mode, the game can run fine without any issue. Solve your problem by doing the steps mentioned below:
- Right click World of Warcraft icon on your desktop.
- Select Properties.
- Click Shortcut tab in the new dialog.
- In Target box, add –OpenGL at the end of the Target Path.
- Click Apply | OK.
Repair your Registry
Make your registry junk-free. Clean all the registry entries which direct to non-existing files and folders. Download a Registry Cleaner program such as RegInOut. It will completely fix WOW error 132.